The government has published its landing page for COP 26 (the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow on 1-12 November 2021.
A separate landing page, ‘Together for our Planet‘ is aimed at UK organisation, with the stated aim to “mobilise all of society to engage with COP26 and take ambitious climate action ahead of the summit”.
The main COP26 landing page links to guidance and an online application for involvement in the meeting. Applications close at 17:00 on 5 March 2021 and can be made for COP26′s two sites:
The Scottish Events Campus(SEC) (referred to as the Blue Zone) is a UN-managed space which hosts the negotiations. The space brings together delegations from 197 Parties, alongside observer organisations to share their stories at panel discussions, side events, exhibits, and cultural events. All attendees within the Blue Zone must be accredited by the UNFCCC. More details can be found on the UNFCCC website.
The Glasgow Science Centre (known as the Green Zone) is managed by the UK Government, and is a platform for the general public, youth groups, civil society, academia, artists, business and others to have their voices heard through events, exhibitions, workshops and talks that promote dialogue, awareness, education and commitments.
Applications will receive notice of whether they are successful in May.
The government has also set out the main themes being addressed at the conference. They are:
Adaptation and resilience - to help communities adapt to, and prepare for, the worst impacts of climate change.
Nature based solutions - to safeguard and restore natural habitats and ecosystems to preserve the planet’s biodiversity.
Energy transitions - to accelerate the clean energy transition by encouraging the use of cheaper renewables and storage.
Clean transport - to clean our air by speeding up the global transition to zero emission vehicles.
Finance - to encourage our financial systems to be cleaner to unlock growth and create green jobs.
The Landing Page is here
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